Friday, October 5, 2018 - 05:48

Members of the public are welcome to attend the release of two juvenile bald eagles by the Atlantic Veterinary College’s Wildlife Service on Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m., at Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in Orwell, P.E.I. Prior to the release of the eagles, there will be a Mi’kmaq smudging ceremony and drumming. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:35

The Class of 2022 officially started their veterinary education on August 24 at their 2018 AVC-CVMA Blue Coat Ceremony. The new students were presented with blue lab coats, signifying the beginning of their four-year journey toward their doctor of veterinary medicine degrees.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:30

AVC is embarking on an exciting project that will celebrate its long-standing relationship with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and recognize the remarkable career of renowned wildlife pathologist Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust, Professor Emeritus, who retired from AVC in 2018.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 07:03

The Atlantic Veterinary College’s 2018 Animal Welfare in Practice conference shines a spotlight on the timely topic of whale stranding. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Moore, Director, Marine Mammal Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Cape Cod, will give a public lecture called “Food for Thought: How we all kill whales” on Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m., in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI. The conference will take place at UPEI and AVC from September 14 to 15.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:50

AVC’s 30th annual Open House will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am until 2 pm. Hosted by AVC students, faculty, and staff, this family-friendly event offers the community an opportunity to get an inside view of a busy veterinary college.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:14

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 2018 Summer Research and Leadership Program wrapped up on Wednesday, August 29, with the presentations of awards for poster presentations. The three-month program introduces veterinary and science students to careers in veterinary and biomedical research. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 06:41

Over 400 delegates from around the world will gather in Charlottetown from September 2–6 for the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH). The Atlantic Veterinary College and the Prince Edward Island (PEI) BioAlliance are partnering with the Fish Health Section (FHS) of the American Fisheries Society to host the symposium. 

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:10

Approximately 280 experts in animal behaviour and welfare from 27 countries will participate in the International Society for Applied Ethology 2018 Congress at UPEI from July 30 to August 3.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 05:59

AVC honoured staff members for excellence and retiring faculty and staff during its annual ice cream social on June 28.

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 08:07

AVC now has a new website that makes donating to the College quick and easy. Supporters can click on Give to AVC on the front page of the College’s main website to go to the donation website. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 07:47

It’s not usual to see a horse in the parking lot of the PEI Provincial Palliative Care Centre—except when Billy, the Norwegian Fjord horse, comes to visit. Sixteen-year-old Billy is owned by Dr. Mary McNiven, professor of animal science at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC). For over three years, she has been bringing Billy to visit patients in the Centre. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:13

Dr. Kathleen MacMillan, AVC Equine Ambulatory Service, will give a community workshop on Wednesday, July 11, about strangles in AVC’s Lecture Theatre A at 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:21

The Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, July 11, about strangles, a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects the upper respiratory system of the horse. The presentation will take place in AVC’s Lecture Theatre A at 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:16

Dr. Greg Keefe, dean of AVC, has been appointed to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) board of governors as At-Large Director for Region II (Canada).

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:09

Dr. Larry Hammell, Associate Dean (Grad Studies & Research) at the Atlantic Veterinary College and interim dean of UPEI’s Faculty of Graduate Studies, has been appointed to an independent expert panel on aquaculture science, led by Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor. 

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 07:55

Atlantic Veterinary College student Brian Blanchard has been awarded a prestigious $75,000 scholarship by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 05:39

Dr. Michael Cockram, Chair in Animal Welfare at UPEI, is contributing his knowledge and expertise to three important textbooks about animal welfare. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 06:31

AVC’s Class of 2018 celebrated their entry into the profession of veterinary medicine at two ceremonies—AVC’s annual White Coat Ceremony on May 11 and UPEI Convocation on May 12. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 06:11

Dr. Alice Crook, coordinator of the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at the Atlantic Veterinary College, has received international recognition for her work in animal welfare from the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Ceva Santé Animale, a multinational veterinary pharmaceutical company. Click here to watch a video created by the WVA about Dr. Crook's work.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 06:15

Nova Scotia veterinarian Helene Van Doninck is the winner of the Atlantic Veterinary College’s 2017 Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care. Dr. Greg Keefe, dean of AVC, presented the award to Dr. Van Doninck at the Atlantic Provinces Veterinary Conference in Halifax on April 21.

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